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Faith and Politics

Jaweed Kaleem

President Obama's Faith Inspires Pastors' Defense Of White House Religion Policies | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.24.2012 | Religion

Religious and nonprofit group leaders Thursday defended President Barack Obama's spiritual beliefs and his administration's support of faith-based gro...

Jaweed Kaleem

Major Religious Groups To Presidential Candidates: Keep Religion Out Of Campaigns | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion

After Rick Santorum ignited controversy over the weekend by saying President Barack Obama has a "phony" and "different theology" that's not "based on...

Mr. Gingrich, The Faith Community Has Occupied Your Campaign

Joi Ruth Orr | Posted 04.02.2012 | Religion
Joi Ruth Orr

We are fed up and done with politicians and public figures debasing our communities and children. We will not stand for it.

An Open Letter to Newt Gingrich From the Pastors of Poor Children

Joi Ruth Orr | Posted 03.23.2012 | Black Voices
Joi Ruth Orr

As a candidate vying for the Republican Presidential nomination, to suggest that poor children collectively lack a work ethic and drive for legal and productive work is entirely classist. Our children deserve better than your degrading rhetoric.

Mark 1:4-11: Does Baptism Make For Better Presidents?

Andy Watts | Posted 03.05.2012 | Religion
Andy Watts

Evangelical Christianity has in the past decades embraced the once forbidden relationship between faith and politics. Some Christians dislike the situation. Others welcome it.

Partisanship In The Hijacked Church: A Book Review

Greg Carey | Posted 02.06.2012 | Religion
Greg Carey

Evangelicals demonstrate increasing political homogeneity, their political views shaped more by conservative and Republican ideology than by their theologies. In response, young people are abandoning the churches in droves.

Believers Keep Faith In American Dream Despite Recession

David Briggs | Posted 11.20.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

More than half of Americans who are convinced God has a plan for their lives still strongly believe that "Anything is possible for those who work hard."

Should Religion Impact Your Vote?

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

In a society as religiously diverse as ours, faith labels may not be particularly informative. Yet, as a practical concern, shouldn't we explore foundational issues related to the faith of candidates?

Exodus 1:8-2:10: Faith In The Past, Present And Future

Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto | Posted 10.17.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto

Our faith teaches us that the present is fleeting, that the past is never just ancient memories and that the future is not mere abstraction.

Rebuking Rep. Todd Akin's Religious Demagoguery

Rev. Jennifer Butler | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Butler

Inflammatory rhetoric in politics is commonplace, and religion is by no means exempt from the hostility. But once in a while a politician makes such an offensive, ignorant attack that it sparks religious voters to forcefully respond.

Manning Up to Sharing Our Testimony as Democrats

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Burns Strider

Faith plays a central role in American elections. Another term I often use and hear being used is "authenticity." It's not about being of a certain religious belief, but it is about not hiding that belief under a bushel.

Christian Convictions And The Health Care Law

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

It has been a week since the historic vote to pass health care reform. Here are a few clear convictions I have developed on what has transpired, offered from the perspective of a Christian ethicist.

Rights for Nature: In PA's Coal Region, A Radical Approach to Conservation Takes Root

Kate Beale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kate Beale

Seeking legal rights for nature appears pragmatic: just witness how corporations have flourished enjoying the same legal status. At first glance it seems counterintuitive, but perhaps it shouldn't.

On God, Palin Was Right, Gibson Was Wrong

Steven Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Waldman

The Republicans are guilty of one case after another of egregiously ripping Obama words out of context. This time it's Palin's words that have been taken out of context.

Iowa Church Vote Edging Toward Huckabee

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

Eliot Caroom, Kim Farris, and Ellen Emerson White contributed to this piece for OffTheBus. Secretary at Moline Evangelical Church in Moline, Illinois...